Soft Launch of Design Hotels

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  1. SPG Champion 3
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    Today we officially welcome Design Hotels™ to SPG – and we wanted to share it here first. For those not familiar with Design Hotels, it is a curated selection of individual hotels that offer cultural authenticity and thought-provoking design and architecture. You can find more information at spg.com/designhotels later today when the SPG Design Hotels website goes live.


    It is important to note that the full Design Hotels portfolio has not yet joined SPG. Today marks the soft launch, with 5 hotels to start. Additional hotels will follow on a regular basis, with 40 projected to join by the beginning of 2016.


    The first SPG partner hotels include the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, the C-Hotel in Lake Como, Italy, the Nira Montana in La Thuile, Italy, the Ten Bompas Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Kruisherenhotel Maastricht Hotel in Maastricht, Netherlands.


    SPG benefits offered at these hotels are a bit different than our other hotels. SPG Members who book stays in participating member hotels of Design Hotels™ through Starwood channels will receive the following benefits:

    • Two Starpoints per eligible U.S. dollar spent (three Starpoints for Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred Members, four for P75 and P100)

    • Night and stay credit toward elite status

    • On-property benefits of high-speed Internet access and bottled water in-room

    • Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred Members will automatically receive a Starpoints bonus as their Welcome Gift


    And, Free Night redemption is planned to be available in early 2016!


    As new hotels are added, you can find an updated list of Design Hotels here. Keep checking this thread the latest new and updates in the coming weeks and months.
     
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  2. edekba

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    Nice Thanks

    Gramercy Park used to be a Ian Schrager property right?
     
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    I assume the nights do count towards lifetime metrics?
     
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    Yes. That is kind of hard-wired into the system when one gets stay/night credit towards elite status.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I have come across many Motel 6 properties in middle-of-nowhere that offered cultural authenticity and thought-provoking design and architecture. May not be good thoughts, in those cases ;)
     
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    Will all the Design hotels eventually become Starwood partner hotels? There are a couple of hotels not on the list that I am looking to try out in the next few months. Hope they eventually become full members of the SPG program.
     
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    At the moment, the answer to this cannot be determined.

    The list will be updated with any new participants once they are known.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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